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From The Archives | Autism Speaks Newsletter: e-Speaks | Circa August 7, 2009

e-Speaks || August 7, 2009 Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights In his mid-year review, Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr recounts the organization’s achievements over the past six months. The letter focuses on successes in each portion of the mission (science, government relations, advocacy, family services and awareness), as well as the fundraising […]

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Why Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak For Me (Circa 2013)

Autism Speaks, founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, sometimes seems to have taken over the entire conversation about autism in this country, what with their blue puzzle pieces littered all over the landscape, coming to symbolize, wrongly, autism itself. Yet in spite of their ostensible role as a voice for autism, they’ve got […]

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I am autism video removed from Autism Speaks’ website…or is it? ( Circa Sept 2009) | Left Brain Right Brain

I am not fond of the Autism Speaks video, “I am Autism”. I think I’ve made that clear. I was heartened to hear that Autism Speaks had removed it from their website. That moment wa… Source: I am autism video removed from Autism Speaks’ website…or is it? | Left Brain Right Brain

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Disability Community Condemns Autism Speaks (Circa 2009) | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Disability Community Condemns Autism Speaks October 7, 2009 For Immediate Release Contact: Ari Ne’eman, President Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Phone: 732.763.5530 E-mail: aneeman@autisticadvocacy.org or info@autisticadvocacy.org Over 60 organizations condemn lack of representation, exploitative and unethical practices by autism organization Washington, DC – More than 60 national, international, and local disability rights organizations have […]

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Whose Planet Is It Anyway?: Autism Speaks Falsely Claims Video Removed ( Circa Sept 2009)

After numerous concerned people wrote to Autism Speaks stating their objections to the “I Am Autism” video, the organization’s chief science officer, Geri Dawson, prepared a form reply in which she claims that Autism Speaks understands the criticism and has removed the video from its site in order to be more respectful toward autistics. But […]

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Groups Outraged Over Video Released By Autism Speaks (Circa 2009) – Disability Scoop

Advocacy groups are calling on Autism Speaks’ benefactors to end their support for the organization in response to a video critics say depicts people with autism as less than human. Source: Groups Outraged Over Video Released By Autism Speaks – Disability Scoop

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‘Poetic’ autism film divides campaigners (Circa 2009) | New Scientist

A short film that suggests autism breaks apart families and relationships is causing a spat between people with autism and a charity Source: ‘Poetic’ autism film divides campaigners | New Scientist